Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present
PEOPLE OF THE NORTH with JAN ST. WERNER
170 Beacon Street, Boston
Doors: 7:30pm, Music: 8pm
Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members
PEOPLE OF THE NORTH is Kid Millions and Bobby Matador. The duo has a long history for creating explorative music and of pushing the limits in performance (Kid Millions as Man Forever and behind the kit in Oneida, Bobby Matador on guitar, vocals and organ in Oneida). As the duo People of the North, they have released a series of limited Long Player-only meditations on a particular musical concept. The parameters they set for themselves and the challenges they embody are often immense. The duo’s raison d’etre is to create relentlessly abstract music. They will be joined for this performance by JAN ST. WERNER of Mouse on Mars, Microstoria, and Lithops fame, and who is currently a visiting lecturer at MIT.
JOHN CHANTLER is an experimental musician and curator, born in Australia, now based in Sweden, whose work is currently centered around the modular synthesizer system that he first explored in a trio album with Lawrence English and the Japanese musician Tujiko Noriko in 2009. His most recent release is Still Light, Outside, an extended suite in four parts for pipe organ and electronics that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic.
VICTORIA SHEN is a Somerville-based multimedia artist and musician whose visual work is positioned at the intersection of art history, pop culture, and identity politics. Through a process of visual exaggeration and effacement, her video work holds up a mirror to the absurd side of images we consume. Shen’s music heavily features analog modular synthesizers, contact microphones, and other handbuilt electronics. Her approach to music is sculptural in both the shaping/texturing of audio waveforms and the design of the sound objects themselves. In addition to her solo work, she is also a member of the duo Trim.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.